Next round of T-TRIG grant is now open for bids

Technology companies with a focus on decarbonisation or Covid 19 recovery can now bid for a share of over £1 million in Department for Transport (DfT) funding. The Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grants (T-TRIG), which is now in its 11th round of funding, is open to ‘entrepreneurs and innovators pioneering new ways of creating a […]

HERE adds weather forecaster to Marketplace

Location, data and mapping company HERE Technologies has added AccuWeather to the HERE Marketplace to sell weather-related information. HERE says its Marketplace is a “hub for global location data exchange and a means to accelerate data-driven innovation”. It says that with AccuWeather, both parties are yielding “mutually beneficial results” with HERE contributing the platform and […]

Shapps “planning to scrap rail franchising”

The Transport Secretary is set to announce the end of rail franchising, with service provision facilitated by “concession” agreements that are similar to outsourcing contracts widely used by the NHS and schools. The Telegraph says it has seen papers showing that franchises launched under John Major in the mid-Nineties will be replaced by fixed-fee contracts […]

Wandsworth suspends LTN trials

Wandsworth Council in London suspending its Low Traffic Neighbourhood trials, blaming changes Transport for London has brought in on main routes through the borough. The LTN trials were introduced last month to make residential streets more bike and pedestrian friendly and to deter rat run traffic, as well as offering more room for social distancing. […]

Scotland planning hydrogen-powered train

A zero-carbon initiative in Scotland is looking for a project partner to build a train which would run on hydrogen which could lead to the phasing out of diesel within 15 years. Scotland on Sunday reports the University of St Andrews is seeking a design partner for the next stage of the Scottish Enterprise and […]


All the latest highways news direct to your inbox every week day

Subscribe now